Podcast Episode 71 — Spray-Foam Adhesive, Drywall, and Housewrap
Sheathing, wet OSB, and how you never get to do your own work when you are managing staff on site.
Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink joins design editor Brian Pontolilo and FHB editorial director Rob Yagid in this episode. The guys talk about spray-foam adhesive for ceiling drywall and the role of the architect in meeting a house construction budget. Justin digs up an article from Issue #1 on putting up a timber-frame building by yourself, with a tractor. A listener talking about residential concrete inspires some timely discussion of building in hurricane and earthquake zones.
Loyal listener Troy writes again to comment on housewrap, studs, and sheathing; especially what happens when OSB gets wet. Check out his photos below. Plus, pony walls, hip walls, and concrete home construction.
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Resources and links on Working Alone:
- Justin’s post and video on Working as a Solo Carpenter
- More tips for working solo, from Issue 1 of FineHomebuilding.
- Replacing a Helper’s Hands.
- A special offer to buy John Carroll’s Working Alone book.
Other links related to this issue:
- Episode 61, an interview with Jeremy Martin.
- A [Concrete] House to Last For 500 Years.
- A research paper about a hockey arena with a thin concrete roof.
- Chuck Miller’s 1992 article on why some Florida houses survived Hurricane Andrew while others did not.
- Inswing Doors and Outswing Doors
- Sliding Barn Doors.
- Articles by finishing specialist Peter Gedrys.
- October’s Remodeling and Deck Show in Nashville.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- Buy a shirt at KeepCraftAlive.org.
Sorry, can’t put up the photo mentioned in the podcast of Justin working on his own house with his mom and dad. Mom said no.
Click the gallery button below to see Troy’s photos of his re-siding project for his seaside home.